Power presses, (the type used in metal fabrication), can cause horrific injuries. If you’ve been injured in the workplace by one of these gargantuan machines, and you need to raise an injury claim in Selby, you can do so from the comfort of your own home using the online compensation claim application process we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Horrific crush injury
A 56-year-old agency worker suffered horrific life changing injuries when his hand was crushed in a 160 ton power press incident at a factory in Exhall. He was using his hands to remove pieces of metal that had been pressed, when he inadvertently stepped on the foot pedal activating the machine. The press came down on his hand with devastating results, crushing it so badly he had to have three and a half fingers removed, plus half of his palm.
Safety system not correctly adjusted
In the ensuing investigation carried out by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) it was confirmed that the press had had a new guard fitted. Unfortunately the interlock, which stops the press from working when the guards are not fully closed, had not been correctly set up. It was also discovered that daily checks carried out previously on 12 occasions, had failed to pick up this fault.
Left disabled for the rest of his life
The 56-year-old agency worker sustained life changing injuries. He underwent 35 hours worth of surgery. Nonetheless he has been left severely disabled for the rest of his life.
The company who employed the agency worker entered a guilty plea in respect of two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. They were fined £8,000 and instructed to pay costs amounting to a further £11,300.
Filing an injury claim in Selby via Accident Advice Helpline’s website
Machinery in the workplace is a substantial cause of accidents and injuries. It is responsible for approximately 12 deaths per year and over 40,000 serious injuries. If you’ve been injured in a workplace in Selby, because of a machine that did not have the appropriate safety guards fitted or deployed, you should raise an injury claim in Selby via AAH
Getting a compensation estimate via Accident Advice Helpline’s HOW MUCH calculator
You could be due to receive a significant amount of money in compensation. You can find out just how much you may be awarded for your injury by using the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that you’ll find on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. All you have to do is to answer 4 simple questions relating to your injury, which only takes about 30 seconds, and you’ll be given a free estimate.
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline
The ‘no win, no fee*’ injury claim process that we operate at Accident Advice Helpline is unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen. In other words, it’s something you can trust and rely on. To find out more, visit our website, or call our free helpline and chat to one of our experienced advisers. You can access the helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.